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Rudolph Name Meaning

German: variant of Rudolf . Americanized form of Slovenian Czech Polish Croatian and Hungarian Rudolf .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rolph, Ridolfi, Relph, Udell, Randolph, Rugh, Rud, Dolph, Adolph

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Where is the Rudolph family from?

You can see how Rudolph families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudolph family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rudolph families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 167 Rudolph families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 55% of all the recorded Rudolph's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Rudolph families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rudolph surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rudolph ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rudolph. 24% of Rudolph men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Rudolph women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudolph were Labourer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Fisherman
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Labourer
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Rudolph. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudolph census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudolph. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Rudolph. For the veterans among your Rudolph ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudolph lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rudolph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rudolph in 1940 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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